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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
, combative, confrontational and brash mayor, and the people of new york city loved him. we'll tell you about that, straight ahead. christine. >>> and the first jobs report of 2013 released in an hour and a half. the numbers for you, what it means for the health of the economy and the jobs market. >> and the defense secretary nominee on the defensive. chuck hagel grilled on capitol hill. did he blow his shot to convince lawmakers that he's the right man for the job? >> friday, february 1st, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. breaking news, we start with. two people have died, several people wounded in explosion that has taken place outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now. turkey authorities are responding to that scene, trying to collect more information. the blast happened just a short while ago, some. news reports out of that area, saw a big flash, heard a big bang. reports of several people wounded near a side gate of the embassy. we're wai
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywhere. so a big-time flooding. that's the severe threat in the south. less so,
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
going to pick up until later in the afternoon for new york city. 4:00, 5:00. but snowfall totals are going to be quite impressive. we're talking in some locations 2 to 3 feet of snow. for you international viewers, that's roughly a meter of snowfall, and it's really going to start to explode as we go later this evening, once the two storms merge and to the overnight and into tomorrow. some of the winds we're talking hurricane strength. and gusts picking up, especially later this evening. that's when we start to expect some of the blizzard conditions to arrive for areas like newark, boston, and winds will be gusty. even traveling through saturday is going to be tricky as well. i want to point out, a blizzard warning in place in there new york to maine. and we have big post coastal flooding potential. winds, two to three feet storm surge for areas, soledad. still trying to recover from superstorm sandy. again, for international viewers, wind gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour. >> all right this will be a complete mess. jennifer delgado, thank you. stay with us as we continue to co
CNN
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
jumped in there and done everything we can through the city to support this. >> wow, that's great news. >> we've had so many people to support this. >> that's such great news because i would imagine these are 4,000 people who really need that support. what kinds of donations are you ke getting? what are people in the community offering up for the people coming off the ship? >> well, christkrispy kreme is thing in the south. so they're bringing ningz and coca-cola is bringing drinks in. there's a lot of people but we're going to have a kate e can with hot food. and carnival has stepped up the pace and brought in a lot of -- they're the ones bringing in the hot food. carnival is doing everything they can. i say everything they can to make it a pleasurable experience once they get there. >> they haven't eaten hot food or good food in a little while. do you have medical folks coming in as well? especially i would imagine for people who are elderly and for people who are disabled on that ship, you know, there have got to be some serious -- potentially serious problems either unfolding
CNN
Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
will propose a city wide ban on plastic foam food packaging, in his final state of the city speech, part of an effort to increase the city's recycling rate. the mayor conquered transfats and is fighting against super sized sodas. >> no big shock on that one. >> especially those in the sire foam cups. >> that's a two-fer, you're in big trouble in new york if you do that. >>> lots of questions surrounding how the police handled the final standoff with christopher dorner. did they try to burn him out? former commissioner of the nypb bill bratton will join us next. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescr
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
official last night, they had gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor he
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
developments live from vatican city. what have be learned in the news conference? >> reporter: good morning, john. in fact, father frederico lombardi is holding the news conference, and providing a few details. not a whole lot new. a few bits of information that are helping us to figure out what is going to happen here in the next few days. one of the things he said is that as you mentioned that there was no specific illness involved in the pope's decision to resign. he did say that the pope had had his pacemaker battery replaced recently. a normal operation, no problems. some of the italian press speculating that perhaps there was a problem with that operation. and another thing that they talked about was the idea that the pope's last general audience will be wednesday, the 27th of february and that will be the last big public audience before he resigned on the 28th, and i -- i'm willing to bet -- this is just speculation on my part, that most of the college of cardinals will want to be here for that. a chance to have a sendoff for the pope, a very public sendoff for the pope and then afte
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. victor blackwell in midland city, alabama, what have they been discovering inside the bunker and some details about the rescue operation too. >> well, soledad, the attorney general, eric holder, calls this operation exempt lea exemplary, and even leading up to this operation, the fbi hostage rescue team built a replica of the bunker and rehearsed. we're seeing pictures of the fbi of this really massive crime scene. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held 5-year-old ethan hostage for a week this is the pipe the fbi says dykes told agents to communicate, and we know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second inside the bunker. jimmy davis junior is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it. >> authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker to keep them out. but they were inside, watching. sources tell cnn the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. >> mr. dykes was obse
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
president hit the links in palm city, florida. houston astros owner jim crane as well and the outgoing u.s. trade rep ron kirk joining the foursome. >> the type of thing, the president must have really, really wanted to play golf with tiger woods. i'm sure nobody on the white house staff thought it was a good idea and probably tried to maneuver around it. and that's why they didn't have pictures, the staff didn't want prick tou pictures. >> is that the moment where the president said, if you are so smart, why am i president? >> the administration talks about transparency. a lot of angry white house correspondents because they wanted to see photos of this outing. >> let him play golf. really? i'm sorry. >> i have no dog in the fight. i just ask the questions. >> if you want to play golf and don't want the press there? who cares. >> it shows there is kind of a new obama. another side of new obama. he's going to do what he wants, both in the way he conduct himself and also on a lot of policy stuff. really shown that there is a new boldness to him. he doesn't care what a lot of pe
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything. i didn't do anything." they also said th
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
city, different things need to be done in different parts of the country. what do you think makes sense nationally? because this is obviously a national effort that you guys have. >> what makes sense nationally -- look, i was thinking about the safety patrol. when i grew up in baltimore, public school number 144, we had safely patrol. >> i was a safely patrol. >> you were? a white thing across here, a badge. >> yes. >> this very nice young man met me in washington to go to the press conference and he's from wisconsin. wisconsin. dairy farm. drinking warm, grainy milk. i said did you have a safety patrol when you were growing up? he said, no, we didn't have any metal detectors. so even in wisconsin, right, a dairy kid grows up in a rural community with metal detectors. where have we gone that school is no longer a place where you can be safe, have imagination. so, you know, i think it's time for us to -- all of us to see what we can do and talk about it and talk until it changes. >> times certainly have changed. anna deavere smith, so nice to have you with us, appreciate that. >>>
CNN
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. overnight human charred remains have been found. are they the remains of christopher dorner? we have expert insight into the unfolding drama. >>> and president obama lays out his vision for the nation in the state of the union address. his big schal length? getting congress to act on gun violence. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> also this morning, the two gop responses. we'll dig into those as well. >> also new this morning, pope benedict xvi speaks out for the first time since his shocking resignation. what he told followers as they celebrate ash wednesday. >>> plus, 4,000 people on that stranded cruise ship slowly being pulled to shore at this very minute and it is frankly gross out there. we have the latest. >> wednesday,
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
injured. kansas city's mayor and the fire chief spoke to us on "early start." they found one of two people unaccounted for. >> there is now only one missing person, we were able to locate fire chief was able to locate the other person at about midnight at a local hospital. they had driven -- managed to get into the hospital. there is a missing employee of j.j.'s at this point. >> cnn's ted rowlands live in kansas city. what is the latest on the investigation? >> good morning, soledad. the explosion took place after 6:00 last night at a very popular restaurant in kansas city. a restaurant now completely demoli demolished. the explosion which witnesses say could be felt blocks away, instantly engulfed j.j.'s restaurant, sending debris, including glass and bricks through the air. flames towered into the sky. >> we felt our building shake two blocks down and we thought a car ran into our apartment. >> reporter: reports of smells of gas hours before the explosion. several people in the restaurant evacuated just minutes before the blast. the cause is still under investigation, but accordi
CNN
Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
, another, a cab driver who recently moved to the city for a job. >>> tim tebow cancels a controversial talk. >>> "starting point" begins right now. >>> in south africa, we're less than a half an hour away of knowing whether accused murderer oscar pistorius will walk out of court on bail. a judge is expected to make a ruling. he is accused of premeditated murder of his model girlfriend. and this is the fourth day of pistorius' bail hearing. we are awaiting the judge's decision. 29 minutes away. robyn curnow joins us live now from pretoria. >> half an hour to go until we hear that judgment from the magistrate on whether or not oscar pistorius spends tonight and the next few months perhaps the rest of this year behind bars or whether he walks free for now and goes home. and, of course, the journalists standing outside here, the pretoria magistrate's court, all waiting anxiously. also we know inside that court, his family, he has a large family, they have been incredibly supportive. literally standing behind him, sitting behind him, often putting their hand on his shoulder and they are all
CNN
Feb 27, 2013 4:00am PST
the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for areas for wisconsin over toward parts of kansas. kansas city, picking up light snow. overall today, anywhere you are seeing up to the north and midwest, potentially 1 to 2 more inches of snowfall. the northeas
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am PST
first look capturing the moment a gas explosion and fire leveled a restaurant in kansas city. look at this. witnesses said it sounded like thunder, felt like an earthquake. one person was killed, more than a dozen others injured. authorities say a utility construction crew severed a gas line leading to the massive explosion and of course fire investigators say you could smell the gas in the air in the moments before the explosion. >>> a newly released 911 call from a shooting and carjacking spree in orange county, california, that left four people dead including the gunman. this man early tuesday morning when police say 20-year-old ali sayed fatally shot a young woman in his parents' home. his mother then frantically dialed 911. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> yeah. i think somebody is shot. >> take a deep breath and tell me what's going on, okay. >> please come. >> explain to me what's going on, please. >> i can't talk. please come. >> terrifying. police say sayed committed three carjackings. he killed two drivers in the process. the rampage ended when sayed took his own life be
CNN
Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
on board the first plane that would hit the world trade center in new york city. ang risked her life by alerting american airlines that a hijacking was under way, and she died a hero. there was a message that was recorded from that discussion between the tower and miss ang on the plane, and that was played in the oscar nominated film "zero dark thirty." the family says it was improperly used, and they wanted an apology if "zero dark thirty" won an award last night, which they did. her brother harry ang joins us this morning. what she said in the clip of a longer 20-minute conversation she was having with the control tower was the plane is being hijacked, and we can't get into the cockpit. when you heard they were using it -- i don't know if you had a chance to see the film -- what did you think? >> actually, i have not seen the film, nor do i intend to, but there was a prescreening of the movie back east in the boston area, and one of our friends which know our family very well, she sent us an e-mail and said she had prescreened the movie. right away in the first 90 seconds of that m
CNN
Feb 28, 2013 4:00am PST
resolution at the end of march, we'll start cutting some significant number of workers here. >> so he reflects what you say. and then when you talk to mayor michael bloomberg, the mayor here in the city of new york, he's sort of like, eh. listen to that. >> there's a lot of posturing, i'm going to lay off my employees today unless you do something. we're going to close the hospitals down. we're going to take all the prisoners from jail and put them on the streets. spare me, i live in that world. come on, let's get serious here. >> so which is it? serious? >> i'm focused on the defense side. we passed the budget control act, and that put into place cuts of about a trillion dollars, half of which came out of defense. and then it set in place the sequestration which set up a super committee that was supposed to go after the runaway spending that are mandatory that we have no control over, and they were supposed to find an additional trillion dollars of cuts that we could take out of that. when that failed, then the automatic cuts put in place by sequestration were supposed to kick in
CNN
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
national. go like a pro. >>> welcome back to "starting point" everyone. quick look at some of the top news this morning. jury deliberations begin in the corruption trial of the former deproit mayor kwame kilpatrick, allegedly bribing contractors wanting to get or keep city contracts. rob morrison will appear in a connecticut courtroom to face domestic charges. he was arrested early sunday morning after allegedly choking his wife, cbs business anchor ashley morrison. >>> the fire that crippled carnival "triumph" was caused by a leak oil return line. it ignited the fire in one of the ship's two engine rooms. there is no indication that this blaze was set intentionally. >>> so it turns out michelle obama's much talked about new haircut, the bangs, was the result of a mid life crisis on her 49th birthday, she can't buy a sports car, won't be allowed to bungy bump so instead she got bangs. >> a good fashion choice. >> and looks just like you. >> still ahead on our next hour we're going to be talking about what happens in this bail hearing for oscar pistorius, speaking out about those accus
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
. >>> also, we told you just moments ago, the former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he passed away from congestive heart failure. he had really problems with his health over the last many years. mayor koch elected in 1977. he was a judge on the people's court, and he had been hospitalized recent well fluid on his lungs. moved to intensive care yesterday. he was 88 years old. richard socaridies joins us. writer for "new yorker," former aide to president clinton. when i was a kid growing up in long island, mayor koch was almost a mythical figure. >> larger than life. when i grew up in manhattan, he was mayor, and as you said, he was very feisty, said what he thought. new yorkers loved him. he gave new york some tough love. he would say whatever he thought, famous for savering a city from bankruptcy. but also governing at very challenging times, beginning of the aids crisis. a locality of racial tension and diversity. issues of racial tension and diversity in new york. he served during very challenging times, took very controversial positions, no one questioned he loved the city and a
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
prepare to ascend on acapulco for the annual right of sun, beaches and parties. the city of acapulco has been an oasis of relative calm in the mexican state of guerrero. a place hard hit by drug-related violence. the u.s. state department recommends deferring nonessential travel to southern portions of the state. and even acapulco itself, the best advice exercise caution and stay within tourist areas. >> now, the victims in this terrible case are still in the country, they are in the care of spanish authorities at the moment and police and law enforcement across every level in mexico say that they have a lot of evidence and expecting to make arrests soon. they want to put this one to bet and behind them. >> what a terrible case. miguel marquez, thank you. >>> still ahead on "starting poin point," when do women look their worst. >> never. >> oh, john. that is the right answer. apparently it's not first thing in the morning. a new study, believe it or not. our "starting point" team headed in to talk about this. back in a moment. email marketing from constant contact reaches pe
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
camera, new surveillance video shows the moment a deadly blast reduced a kansas city restaurant to rubble. >>> at this hour, oscar winning actress octavia spencer and talk about the oscars come up, it's thursday, february 20th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody, breaking news in the oscar pistorius hearing that's under way right now, it's the third day. we learned there was some threat that cleared the courthouse and adjourned that hearing for a little bit of tile. right now we're told everyone is back inside. it is unclear at this hour exactly what was behind the threat, why the courtroom was cleared. rob yin curnow is in the court, says everybody is confused, the judge saying he could interfere with witnesses and therefore be ineligible for bail. he's listed pistorius threatening to break someone's legs, allegations of discharging a gun at a restaurant, these are the sort of prior bad acts, we're waiting of course on a decision on bail, that is the focus of this. more from nic robertson. >> reporter: there was a brief interruption to the afternoon's hea
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
focus will be the economy. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >>
CNN
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
done this in full freedom for the benefit of the church. i have prayed for a long time and examined before god my conscience, fully aware of the gravity and insidiousness of such acts. >> a live report from vatican city in about ten minutes from now. >>> gop senators threatening a filibuster after chuck hagel cleared a major hurdle to becoming the next secretary. the armed services committee narrowly approved the nomination hagel's nomination moves to the full senate for a vote, expected to happen this week, maybe as early as tonight. >>> and four players on university of alabama's national championship football team arrested. safety eddie williams, linebacker tyler hayes and defensive appear lineman d.j. pettway accused of rob two students on campus. a fourth player, running back brent calloway charged with credit card fraud. head coach nick saban said all four are suspended indefinitely from the team. >>> banana joe wins best in show. adorable or what? the affenpinscher took home the crown at the westminster kennel club dog show, and joe is going out on the top. the tippy top. wes
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